Copy (Text & Screenshots)

3.7
1.52K reviews
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About this app

Copy (almost) any text on the screen and share screenshots with two taps!

1. Open the settings and set Copy as the default assist app.
2. Long-press the home button to activate Copy on any screen.
3. Tap on the highlighted text to copy it. Long-press to share. Tap the image button to share the screenshot.

Completely free. No ads. Zero permissions. 😊

Important Notes and Limitations

1. Copy currently does not detect text on images, videos, and most games.

2. Apps can prevent Copy from accessing the screen. For example, when DRM protected media is playing (most video streaming apps), or the app has been flagged as 'secure' (e.g., banking apps).

3. Copy works by analyzing app layouts. Some apps report incorrect layout information which might cause text to be not copy-able, misaligned text boxes, or overlapping text boxes. Some web browsers and popular social networks are partly affected by this.

4. Some device manufacturers overwrite the default behavior of the Home button long-press action, which causes Copy not to show up. In that case, please check the Settings of your device. For example, the long-press action on OnePlus phones can be changed at Settings > Buttons > Home Button > Long Press Action.

5. Copy replaces Google Now on Tap / Google Assistant, but you can switch back at any time. Simply open the assist settings again and select the Google app. There can only be one assist app set at a time. This is a limitation of Android. If Copy is not set as the default assist app, it cannot access the screen.

6. Devices running Android 7.0 and 7.1 have a bug that breaks the assistant functionality after a reboot. If your device is affected, you have to open the assist settings after rebooting your device. Simply opening the settings will re-enable Copy. As far as I know, all assist apps are affected by this bug, except for the Google Assistant.

If you encounter a problem, please contact me at playstore@weberdo.com instead of using the Play Store review system. Reviews and responses to reviews are limited in length, and back-and-forth to troubleshoot issues is not possible.

If you like Copy, please do not forget to rate it! Thank you!
Updated on
Apr 16, 2020

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3.7
1.52K reviews
A Google user
June 5, 2019
This app does what I wanted it to do. However, it interferes with Google Voice which interferes with one of my language apps, for which I wanted to use it. No easy toggle on and off as it is always available. Took me a while to figure out something was interfering with my language app. Had to delete this app to see if my theory was right. maybe if it didn't use the home button to activate? Maybe use the up or down volume button to activate the app? Fix this bug, and nearly perfect.
45 people found this review helpful
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weberdo
May 22, 2019
Hi Tomas, thank you for the feedback! Yes, sadly this is a limitation of Android. Only one Assist App can be used at the same time. This is not only limited to the Home button. While another app, such as the Google Assistant, is set as the Assist App, Copy cannot access the content of the screen at all.
David Gow
April 15, 2022
"Copy" does what it says. That being said, it would be nice if individual images within the screen could be copied. It would also be an advantage if copied text/screenshots could be pasted into anything. For example with Twitter, Copy only lets me paste into a new tweet, not into an already-started tweet, or into a reply. A solution, if technically possible, would be for Copy to allow a screengrab to be shared to the device's clipboard.
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weberdo
April 14, 2022
Copy cannot detect text in images. There are other apps in the Play Store that can help you with that. Try searching for "OCR". // To share the screenshot with another app, simply press the blue icon in the bottom right corner.
Abhishek Singh
July 21, 2020
Everything is working fine except when i apply substratum theme on my navigation bar. I can't able to use long press home button whenever i use substratum overlay on my navigation. I think it is work only with stock navigation bar that comes pre-installed with phones. Edit : thanks for the help , now i can copy anything from quick settings. It's very helpful. Looking forward to try out your New apps. There should be a donation options for those who want to thank you.
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weberdo
July 21, 2020
If you can't use the Home button, you can try the quick settings shortcut to trigger Copy: Notification drawer > Edit quick shortcuts > Look for Copy and drag it into the active area. I hope this helps!

What's new

Version 1.2
✔️ Support for the Android 10 gesture navigation. Simply swipe up from the bottom left or bottom right corner to activate Copy.
✔️ The bottom menu to see all text on the screen is now more prominent.

Still free, zero permissions, and no ads -- please rate Copy if you like it ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Found a bug? Something is not working correctly? Please let me know: playstore@weberdo.com